Thursday, November 15, 2018

Mid Month Christmas Potholders

midmonth potholders

It’s that time again!

I was actually just finishing these up YESTERDAY! I’m never down to the wire like this,but I’ve been busy with other projects/ deadlines

Here’s what I came up with! simple pinwheels with applique/ embroidery on top!


I picked these two fun modern Christmas fabrics that were leftovers from another project for Accuquilt, you’ll see soon enough Winking smile

For these potholders I used die #3 from the 8” QUBE set so the potholders finish around 8” x 8”

I cut out 16 large triangles in each color


and quickly sewed them together into pinwheel blocks!


Then I got out the Holiday accessories die and 2,3,5” circle die.

Lite Steam a seam 2

and some off white matching fabrics


I prepped the fabrics and cut out 2 each of the ornament toppers in off white, then with two different off white prints I cut out 2 sets of the 2” and 3” circles

I also added stabilizer to the back of 2 pinwheel blocks


Then I got Marjorie’s embroidery files and I chose the file with the two ornaments.

It’s hard to see but I stitched the outline already on my embroidery machine in the 5” x 7” hoop


and in 14 min the ornaments were done!


Un-hooped and stabilizers removed


the details on these are just exquisite!

two different filler designs on the ornaments and a nice filler on the topper and then the hanging “hook”


Then I layered two on batting and two on insul-bright and did a tiny bit of quilting on it with a walking foot and also adding a hanger


then layered these right sides together and sewed a bit more than 1/4” all the way around leaving an opening at the bottom


then cut the corners, turned it right side out and top stitched around the edges all the way around.

christmas potholders accuquilt embroidery

a quick Christmas gift!

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If you order a die thru my links I get a small commission Winking smile

Oh, and look what I did Tuesday!!

Yeah I think I drove over my phone!!

I found it after dropping off the kids at school, at first I couldn’t find it, then went to look in my car and saw it under my car face down! the OTTER BOX didn’t get damaged one bit but my big SUV smashed it against the driveway and the concrete smashed the screen I guess.




TODAY is Anja’s 3rd birthday!

I’ll show pics tomorrow!

1 comment:

Kathleen said...

Awfully cute potholders - but oh my - that poor phone. I can't stand when I do something like that.